Friday, January 03, 2003

Breastfeeding cuts pain for babiesBBC NEWS | Health | 3/1/2003

"Breastfeeding is the best form of pain relief for babies being given medical treatment, researchers have found.

They looked at how babies coped with the pain of having blood taken from a vein, a procedure called venepuncture.

Drugs are rarely used to help babies with the pain of this and other procedures because of concern over their effectiveness and possible side effects...."

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